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Goodbye to our friend Kees van het Klooster (ESTEC)

Submitter: Arnold van Ardenne
Description: Last week, a great friend of Radio Astronomy (and ASTRON) left ESTEC for his third career, as parttimer in the Antenna Group of the Eindhoven University. The picture shows Kees van het Klooster at the goodbye party given by friends and colleagues, in the presence of his family.

His achievements include the successful efforts toward the technology development of the panels of the European ALMA antennas, aspects of the ESA Herschel and Planck satellites, and fostering good relationships between scientists of west and east.

Reference was also made to his sunny disposition and his many wordplays ("Kees Vocubulary"), of which Miss Understanding was perhaps the most innocent.

We at ASTRON know Kees for his work on the antennas of the radio astronomy satellite QUASAT in the eighties. This covered feeds and phased arrays for space and groundbased radioastronomy, VLBI, technical workshops, not to mention many related ideas, all pushed forward with unrelenting enthousiasm.

All the best, Kees. It has been a pleasure to work with you!
Copyright: Jaap van 't Klooster and ASTRON
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